An Observational Case for the Prevalence of Roll Vortices in the Hurricane Boundary Layer

  title={An Observational Case for the Prevalence of Roll Vortices in the Hurricane Boundary Layer},
  • Published 2005
Doppler velocity data from Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) radars during four hurricane landfalls are analyzed to investigate the presence of organized vortices in the hurricane boundary layer (HBL). The wavelength, depth, magnitude, and track of velocity anomalies were compiled through analysis of Doppler velocity data. The analysis reveals alternating bands of enhanced and reduced azimuthal winds closely aligned with the mean wind direction. Resulting statistics provide… CONTINUE READING
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